See some of the most unspoilt – and unrivalled – scenery in the world on a tour of the Norwegian coast
Norway is full of natural wonders, and one of the best ways to see this Scandinavian country – and its 2,400 kilometres of shoreline – is on a coast tour. A cruise can take you to major towns and cities, but you’ll also gain access to some of the hardest to reach locations in the world. Those in the know choose to cruise with Hurtigruten – a renowned, luxurious Norwegian cruise operator.
Whenever you choose to embark on your Norwegian coast holiday, you’re in luck – there’s no bad time to visit. There’s the freshness of spring, the summer midnight sun and the tranquility of autumn. And in winter, the northern lights are at their peak, performing dazzling displays across the night sky.
The spectacular journey along the coast from southern Bergen can take you all the way up to Kirkenes in the very north. Along the way you’ll take in fjords and mountains and be offered the opportunity to try out dog sledding, RIB safaris, bird-watching and city exploration.
The city of Bergen, with its brightly painted wharf, galleries and museums will seem like a distant memory as you cross into the Arctic Circle and call in on some of the most isolated places on Earth. And it’s here, in places like the fortress town of Vardø or Hammerfest, that conditions are ideal to see aurora borealis in all its glory.